Inflatable pools by Intex are popular choices for families, however setting up and doing this safely is important to ensure your pool is on level and suitable ground.
Once set up there are sometimes common issues which come up which this trouble shooting guide and help you resolve.
How to Fill an Intex Pool in 4 Easy Steps
Filling up an Intex pool is easy and only takes a few minutes. You’ll need to start by locating the fill cap, which is typically on the top rail of the pool. Once you’ve found the fill cap, unscrew it and remove any debris that may be blocking the opening.
Next, attach a garden hose to a faucet and turn on the water. Slowly guide the hose into the fill opening, taking care not to splash water onto the ground or yourself. Finally, wait for the pool to fill up before screwing the fill cap back on.
- Start by locating the fill cap, which is typically on the top rail of the pool.
- Unscrew the fill cap and remove any debris that may be blocking the opening.
- Next, attach a garden hose to a faucet and turn on the water. Slowly guide the hose into the fill opening, taking care not to splash water onto the ground or yourself.
- Finally, wait for the pool to fill up before screwing the fill cap back on.
And there you have it! A quick and easy guide to filling up your Intex pool so you can enjoy a refreshing swim all summer long.
My Intex Pool Is Unlevel – What Should I Do?
Intex pools are designed to be installed on level ground. If your pool is unlevel by a few inches and lopsided then there are a few things you can do to correct the issue.
First, check the ground around the pool for any high or low spots. Use a shovel to remove any dirt or debris that is preventing the pool from being level.
Next, check the pool itself for any holes or other damage that might be causing it to sit unevenly.
Finally, adjust the legs of the pool until it is level. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your Intex pool is level and stable.
When setting up your inflatable swimming pool it is key to ensure it is on level and flat ground, even lawn that looks flat and level, the slightest slope can leave your pool lopsided.
Do Intex pools have to be perfectly level?
Being perfectly level is the ideal, this ensures it is safe for all, and the integrity of the liner and walls are maintained, if it isn’t level then there is more pressure to one side which can damage the liner and potentially be unsafe if it were to split.
Most inflatable swimming pools manufacturers usually say to level the pool to within an inch, more than this it can become unsafe and dangerous, so it is key to ensure the ground you are setting your pool up on is suitable and level.
The top Inflatable Ring on my Intex Pool Leaks?
If the ring at the top is leaking then this is most likely to be the air filler nipple unless there is a puncture to the rubber of that section.
Check the ring for leaks in the rubber, spraying water onto the ring and looking for bubbles will show signs of the leak, also looking carefully for any damage to this. If this all looks fine then it is certainly possible to be the valve, if this is the case there is unfortunately nothing that can be done.
My Intex pool has gone green, what do I do?
If you have a green pool, the first thing you need to do is test the water to see what the levels of chlorine and alkalinity are. If the chlorine level is low, you’ll need to add more chlorine to the water.
You can do this by buying chlorine tablets from your local hardware store and adding them to the pool according to the instructions on the package. If the alkalinity level is too high, you’ll need to lower it by adding acid to the water.
You can buy acid at your local hardware store as well. Once you’ve adjusted the levels of chlorine and alkalinity, you should see a difference in the color of your pool within a few hours.
How do I fix cloudy water in my Intex Pool?
There are a few things that can cause your pool water to become cloudy. The most common is simply a build-up of dirt and debris. Other causes can include incorrect pH levels, high alkalinity, or high calcium hardness. In most cases, cloudy water can be fixed quickly and easily with a little elbow grease and the right chemicals.
The first step is to shock the pool. This will kill any bacteria that might be causing the cloudiness. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully, as too much shock can damage your pool liner. Once the pool has been shocked, you should see a noticeable improvement in the water clarity.
If the water is still cloudy, you may need to adjust the pH levels. You can test the pH levels yourself with a home kit, or you can take a sample of your pool water to a local pool supply store for testing. Once you know the ideal pH level for your pool, you can adjust accordingly. Again, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully to avoid damaging your pool liner.
If all else fails, you may need to drain your pool and start fresh with new water. This should only be done as a last resort, as it can be time-consuming and expensive. However, starting with clean, clear water is often the best way to fix cloudy pool water for good.
About the author: Chris loves the outdoors and has developed a love of gadgets and inflatable toys, from kayaking and paddle boarding to relaxing in his hot tub at home. The founder of WhichInflatable and has been the editor for 7 years.